Burn safely this winter

Burn Better

If you use an open fire or stove, it is important to know how to burn safely.

Burning the wrong type of fuels, such as wet wood or house coal, releases tiny harmful particles present in smoke into the air, which could damage your health and the health of those around you.

If you have to burn this winter, always choose fuels that are cleaner to burn. Look for the 'Ready to Burn' logo on bagged fuel. And have a skilled tradesperson clean and maintain your appliance regularly.

To find out more about the steps you can take to burn safely, and improve the air you breathe, visit: UK Air Defra - Burn better.